SynoLockers ransomware urge 5500 victims to pay – or their data is gone

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: SynoLockers ransomware urge 5500 victims to pay – or their data is gone[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/08/myce-synolocker-countdown-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The cybercriminals behind the SynoLocker ransomware, which secretly encrypts data on Synology NAS devices, urge their victims to pay soon.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/synolockers-ransomware-urge-5500-victims-to-pay-or-their-data-is-gone-72419](http://www.myce.com/news/synolockers-ransomware-urge-5500-victims-to-pay-or-their-data-is-gone-72419)

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#2

If you can afford to lose the data, never ever pay up. I doubt most people have insanely important data on those things.


#3

Assuming the Bitcoin address shown in the previous news post was the only Bitcoin address used in this ransomware, it appears that they received a total of four 0.0001 BTC transactions, earning them about 15c based on the current BTC value of €383.79 / Bitcoin.

Unlike the Windows based ransomware where the PC’s data may be the only copy most people have, I think it was pointless targeting users of NAS devices. Home users with a NAS mainly use it for sharing music and video across their network, such as with a home theatre PC, network media player, etc. Losing a terabyte of movies/music will just mean an inconvenience of having to download it all again. As for businesses, running a NAS without daily backups does not make sense. Even if this ransomware did not strike, they will just as likely lose their data some other way such as with a hard disk failure, flood damage or even a PC based ransomware that attacks network shares.


#4

[QUOTE=Seán;2734151]Assuming the Bitcoin address shown in the previous news post was the only Bitcoin address used in this ransomware, it appears that they received a total of four 0.0001 BTC transactions, earning them about 15c based on the current BTC value of €383.79 / Bitcoin.[/QUOTE] There are several posts on the Synology forum in the SynoLocker thread where people claim to have paid the ransom.

I have a Synology device but it was not infected.